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Defending Ysursa, Dolores Crow blasts Denney’s conflict of interest claim

Former GOP Rep. Dolores Crow says she’s been agitated since last week when Rep. Lawerence Denney accused outgoing Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa of a conflict of interest for endorsing Phil McGrane as his successor. “I just couldn’t sleep

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McGrane defends Ysursa’s integrity, says Idaho vote count will be fair

GOP secretary of state candidate Phil McGrane says concerns about vote counting are a “legitimate question” because of his endorsements from retiring Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and 24 of the state’s 44 county clerks who oversee and administer

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Denney accuses Ysursa of conflict of interest in endorsement of McGrane

Rep. Lawerence Denney on Tuesday criticized outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa for endorsing Phil McGrane over Denney and two other Republicans in the race to replace Ysursa. “I was surprised to see our current Secretary of State endorse somebody

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Endorsement update: Toryanski wins support from 11 Idaho GOP lawmakers

Ten of the 28 Republicans in the Idaho Senate are supporting former colleague Mitch Toryanski of Boise in his bid for the GOP nomination for Idaho secretary of state. Among those are Assistant Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder of Boise

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Denney catching up in endorsement race, nabs Labrador, Crane

Rep. Lawerence Denney has won the support of two tea party favorites, GOP Congressman Raul Labrador and Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane in his bid for Idaho secretary of state. Labrador and Crane will appear at a Statehouse news conference to

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McGrane adds more Idaho GOP establishment support: Donna Jones

Republican secretary of state candidate Phil McGrane was endorsed Friday by former Idaho controller and House Revenue & Taxation Committee Chairwoman Donna Jones. “From his first day on the job our next secretary of state needs to be ready to

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McGrane adds another big name to endorsement list: former Idaho Gov. Batt

Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane has been endorsed by former Republican Gov. Phil Batt as the first-time candidate for Idaho secretary of state faces three more experienced GOP hands. Batt’s endorsement sounded the same theme as outgoing Secretary

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McGrane’s prospects hinge on claim to Idaho’s Cenarrusa-Ysursa tradition

First-time candidate Phil McGrane got the boost he needed Tuesday in the crowded race for secretary of state — the endorsement of the man who personifies integrity in the administration of Idaho election law, campaign finance and lobbying disclosure. Three-term

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Istanbul’s most ‘liked’ candidate: Idaho secretary of state hopeful Evan Frasure

Evan Frasure, one of four Republicans seeking to replace Idaho GOP Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, enjoyed a surge of popularity in Istanbul, Turkey, in recent days, accounting for almost 90 percent of his Facebook “likes.” The Spokesman-Review’s Betsy Russell

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Boise Democrat Woodings likely in race for Idaho secretary of state

Freshman Rep. Holli Woodings likely will announce Friday that she’s running for secretary of state to replace retiring Republican Ben Ysursa. A scheduling advisory for reporters calls the noon event an “important announcement” on her intentions for the office. Perhaps

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